Milwaukee man found guilty of raping children at motel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident Calvin Freeman, 55, was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape on Thursday, October 27 by a jury in New Orleans. His charges, which carry with them a mandatory life sentence in the state of Louisiana, are in relation to raping two preteen relatives at a motel called Capri on May 24, 2013.

Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Tucker said the investigators from the New Orleans Police Department discovered that Freeman concluded an 18-day stay at the motel, which is famous for being a prostitution haven, and returned to Milwaukee on May 25, 2013. Freeman, who prosecutors accused of being a pimp called “Grit,” will be sentenced on Nov. 16, 2015 by Criminal District Judge Robin Pittman.

In Freeman’s defense, Joe Rome, Freeman’s legal counsel, said: “When you start with bad assumptions, you end up with bad results. Calvin Freeman was a pimp. But that don’t make you a rapist.”

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